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Running Trainer is an activity tracking and training app for runners.

Introduce yourself.

Justin Hepner, Running Records, LLC

What does a typical day look like for you?
A typical day of working on Running Trainer consists of online collaboration with my team or taking the app out for a test jog. When I’m not working on Running Trainer, I’m spending time with my wife and our three daughters, whom I adore, or working on my full-time job.

What inspired you to start your company?
The idea for Running Trainer came to me about ten years ago when I was training to run a marathon for the first time. I found it difficult to stick to a training program and keep track of pace and distance with a stopwatch. I remember thinking, “There must be a better way to do this….” I created a timed audio recording of running cues that I could listen to on my iPod while I ran. It was really effective for me and I decided to share it with other runners. As mobile technology evolved, Running Trainer also evolved and grew into a mobile app which now has a loyal following of runners all over the world (we’ve had over 1 million downloads)! Now I am inspired by the community of other runners who’ve found success from my training programs and by the possibilities for the future of Running Trainer.

What’s your favorite thing about Virginia?
It’s home.

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